Executive Director, Center for Governance and Markets

Established in 2019, the Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh seeks an Executive Director to provide leadership and strategic vision to help build a recently established center for research and education on topics including governance and political institutions, economic institutions and property rights, and the governance of emerging technology.

The Executive Director will have significant opportunities to collaboratively refine the Center’s mission and initiatives through dialogue with CGM leadership, affiliates, and stakeholders together with key faculty and leaders across many different departments and schools at the University of Pittsburgh along with scholars and partners around the world. The Executive Director will engage with students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as leading external partners including practitioners, policymakers, community-based organizations, civil society organizations, in Pittsburgh and around the world.

Reporting to the Center’s Director, the Executive Director will have programmatic and operational responsibilities for CGM’s programming, staff, fundraising, budget, and mission. The Executive Director facilitates communication between scholars and staff on issues of mutual concern. Combining participation in leadership and deep knowledge of our research and projects enables the executive director to be a key emissary of the ideas, mission, and values of the Center. In this regard, the executive director is a conductor, master connector, and facilitator. Performing this role requires continual communication with the staff, leadership team, university administration, as well as internal and external affiliates. The Executive Director is responsible for fostering a culture of mutual respect, tolerance, and breaking down barriers between scholars and staff and fostering a collaborative environment for growth and innovation.